Monday, September 5, 2011

Hope You Like Peppers

So I've said that one of the best things about working at the North Central Research Station is that you get so much great produce to eat. I quit my home vegetable garden years ago. But the problem is that it takes manual labor to get the great eats. This is when I really miss Jeff, Amanda and the Jakes. But last Friday it was time to pick green peppers, again. So Stephanie and I decided to be nice and help Brian with the task. There were both Green Peppers and the purple Tequila Peppers to be picked in a test. It really isn't too bad, as long as you don't mind lots of bending over. I often go to the just sit on the ground method. Pepper plots are picked numerous times once they become the right size.
This isn't just for fun, it's an experiment. So the pickings must be weighed, as Stephanie does below, and counted.
And then after dumping into the tote, go back and do it to the next plot. This tote will soon be on its way to the Food Bank, after some is taken to meet the requests of fellow Liquid employees at the farm, office and plant. You don't have to tell us to eat our vegetables.

There are still plenty of peppers on the plants that will continue to size up, and be picked the next time, and the next time and the next time....